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Installing MacBook Pro 15" Retina Display Mid 2012 Right Fan 



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Installing MacBook Pro 15" 
Retina Display Mid 2012 Right 

Fan 

Written By: Brett Hartt 



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MacBook Pro and Air 5-Point Pentalobe MacBook Pro 15" Retina Right Fan (1) 

Screwdriver (1) 

Spudger (1) 

T5 Torx Screwdriver (1) 



SUMMARY 

Fans can be such blowhards, except when they blow out. Use this guide to help you replace 
a damaged, broken, or faulty right fan. 



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Installing MacBook Pro 15" Retina Display Mid 2012 Right Fan 



Step 1 — Lower Case 




• Remove the following pentalobe 
screws securing the lower case to 
the MacBook Pro with Retina 
display. 

♦ Eight 3.0 mm 

• Two 2.3 mm 



Step 2 




• Lifting from the edge nearest the 
clutch cover, lift the lower case off 
the MacBook Pro. 

• Set the lower case aside. 



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Step 3 — Battery Connector 




• Peel back the warning label 
covering the battery connector. 



Step 4 




• Using the flat end of a spudger, gently pry the battery connector straight up out of its 
socket on the logic board. 

• Bend the battery cables back and out of the way, ensuring that the battery connector 
doesn't accidentally make contact with the logic board. 



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Step 5 — AirPort/Camera Cable 




• Use the tip of a spudger to pry the 
three AirPort antenna cables 
straight up off of their sockets on 
the AirPort board. 



Step 6 




• Use the tip of a spudger to push 
the camera cable connector out of 
its socket on the logic board. 

• Be sure to push parallel 
to the board, pushing first 
on one side, then the other to 
"walk" the connector out of its 
socket. 



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Step 7 




• Insert the flat end of a spudger underneath the rubber heat sink cover on the right fan. 

• Slide the spudger underneath the length of the cover, releasing the adhesive. 

• Lift the cover and flip it back so that you can access the cables underneath. 



Step 8 




• Use your fingers to pull the AirPort/Camera cables up off the fan. 

• The cables are adhered to the fan, so peel them up carefully to prevent ripping 
any. 

• Carefully de-route the cables from the plastic cable guide. 







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Step 9 — I/O Board Cable 




• Using the flat end of a spudger, pry the I/O Board connector straight up out of its socket on 
the logic board. 

• In a similar fashion, remove the I/O Board connector from its socket on the I/O Board. 

• Remove the I/O Board cable from the MacBook Pro. 



Step 10 — Right Fan 




♦ Remove the single 2.9 mm T5 Torx 
screw securing the AirPort card to 
the logic board. 



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Step 11 




• Grasp the side of the AirPort card and pull parallel to the logic board, removing the AirPort 
card from the MacBook Pro. 



Step 12 




• Use the tip of a spudger to flip up the retaining flap on the right fan ribbon cable ZIF 
socket. 

• Be sure you are prying up on the hinged retaining flap, not the socket itself. 

• Gently pry up the right fan ribbon cable from the logic board. 



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Step 13 




• Remove the following three screws 
securing the right fan to the logic 
board: 

♦ One 4.4 mm T5 Torx screw 

One 3.9 mm T5 Wide Head Torx 
screw 

One 5.0 mm T5 Torx screw 



Step 14 




• Lift and remove the right fan out 
from the MacBook Pro. 



To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order. 



This document was last generated on 2012-11-01 09:19:11 AM. 



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